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Anthony Uyi Afuwape
  • 68 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 7, 1948
  • Place of birth:
    Ode-Erinje, Nigeria
  • Date of passing: Jun 16, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Medellin, Colombia
Let the memory of Anthony be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Anthony Afuwape, 68, born on February 7, 1948 and passed away on June 16, 2016. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Segun Opaleye on 11th August 2016

"Prof! It is painful that you are no more but the assurance that you have gone to be with the Lord is indeed comforting. Your selfless service touched and changed so many lives. I remember that the training on Total Quality Management you gave to a select students of OAU stood me out as a young graduate to land my first job.  I pray that the Lord Almighty will grant your soul eternal rest and give  the entire family the fortitude to bear your demise."

This tribute was added by Akintan Funmilayo on 9th August 2016

"TRIBUtE TO MY BELOVED BROTHER,DAD&GRANDPA: PROF Uyimeetan Anthony AFUWAPE.                How are the the mighty fallen: II Sam 1 Vs19. The gap you left behind can only be filled by God. You were indeed a God sent to the family of Ayadi Quarters in Ode Erinje town Okitipupa. I remembered how the family was happy to celebrate your academic achievement in the 70s when u bagged a First Class degree in Mathematics from the then University of Ife(Now Obafemi Awolowo University and it was even announced on the radio, this was a feat that the family is always proud of, we also celebrated the time your Professorship of Mathematics was even conferred because it takes diligence and hardwork to attain such feat in life. Few days before your demise, we spoke and you advised me as usual that I should continue to pray for my children and make sure they are united and the family in general not knowing that will be the last time we'll talk. I will always remember how your name as a celebrated academic colosus paved way for me on many occasions haven mentioned your name that I'm your direct siblings, too many to mention. I can never forget your space you have in my life. Few days before the sad incident occured, I felt something strange within me and I called your line to hear your voice, no one picked it until I got the news that you are no more, this came as a rude shock but who are to question God because he knows better. Continue to rest in peace Dear brother,Uncle and Father until we meet to part no more. Sun ree oooo Omo Aluma agidi, Ayadi yala, Elepogun, Sun ree ooo Baba mi. From:  Mrs Funmilayo AKINTAN Nee Afuwape First Daughter of the Ayadi family(Lagos)"

This tribute was added by Akintan Funmilayo on 9th August 2016

"TRIBUtE TO MY BELOVED BROTHER,DAD&GRANDPA: PROF Uyimeetan Anthony AFUWAPE.                How are the the mighty fallen: II Sam 1 Vs19. The gap you left behind can only be filled by God. You were indeed a God sent to the family of Ayadi Quarters in Ode Erinje town Okitipupa. I remembered how the family was happy to celebrate your academic achievement in the 70s when u bagged a First Class degree in Mathematics from the then University of Ife(Now Obafemi Awolowo University and it was even announced on the radio, this was a feat that the family is always proud of, we also celebrated the time your Professorship of Mathematics was even conferred because it takes diligence and hardwork to attain such feat in life. Few days before your demise, we spoke and you advised me as usual that I should continue to pray for my children and make sure they are united and the family in general not knowing that will be the last time we'll talk. I will always remember how your name as a celebrated academic colosus paved way for me on many occasions haven mentioned your name that I'm your direct siblings, too many to mention. I can never forget your space you have in my life. Few days before the sad incident occured, I felt something strange within me and I called your line to hear your voice, no one picked it until I got the news that you are no more, this came as a rude shock but who are to question God because he knows better. Continue to rest in peace Dear brother,Uncle and Father until we meet to part no more. Sun ree oooo Omo Aluma agidi, Ayadi yala, Elepogun, Sun ree ooo Baba mi. From:  Mrs Funmilayo AKINTAN Nee Afuwape First Daughter of the Ayadi family(Lagos)"

This tribute was added by Akintan Funmilayo on 9th August 2016

"TRIBUtE TO MY BELOVED BROTHER,DAD&GRANDPA: PROF Uyimeetan Anthony AFUWAPE.                How are the the mighty fallen: II Sam 1 Vs19. The gap you left behind can only be filled by God. You were indeed a God sent to the family of Ayadi Quarters in Ode Erinje town Okitipupa. I remembered how the family was happy to celebrate your academic achievement in the 70s when u bagged a First Class degree in Mathematics from the then University of Ife(Now Obafemi Awolowo University and it was even announced on the radio, this was a feat that the family is always proud of, we also celebrated the time your Professorship of Mathematics was even conferred because it takes diligence and hardwork to attain such feat in life. Few days before your demise, we spoke and you advised me as usual that I should continue to pray for my children and make sure they are united and the family in general not knowing that will be the last time we'll talk. I will always remember how your name as a celebrated academic colosus paved way for me on many occasions haven mentioned your name that I'm your direct siblings, too many to mention. I can never forget your space you have in my life. Few days before the sad incident occured, I felt something strange within me and I called your line to hear your voice, no one picked it until I got the news that you are no more, this came as a rude shock but who are to question God because he knows better. Continue to rest in peace Dear brother,Uncle and Father until we meet to part no more. Sun ree oooo Omo Aluma agidi, Ayadi yala, Elepogun, Sun ree ooo Baba mi. From:  Mrs Funmilayo AKINTAN Nee Afuwape First Daughter of the Ayadi family(Lagos)"

This tribute was added by Akushie Patrick on 1st August 2016

"Final journey of mankind!!!
You await us all
Certainly, a thousand words will never return you to us
This we know because Omosade have written millions
Neither will Rivers of tears bring you back,
This we know because Omosade’s has filled Oceans
But we do know that there is heaven beyond this beautiful blue sky
That is your destination
Rest on, Omo Afuwape
Sleep on, Onye Oka Mmuta"

This tribute was added by Sadee Ogundare on 31st July 2016

"And so we start to countdown on days to come
The day when we finally lay your body to rest

No you are no longer in that body, but your spirit lives with us all

Every single picture brings back memories
Every sound of your voice through videos and CDs brings a smile to my face

Alas! You have gone to rest!
You tried to warn us all but your gentle soul could not bear to alarm anyone

You prepared us all in your lovely subtle way
That has helped a bit during this time of shock

Papa! We miss you
I miss you

Sleep on in the bosom of the Lord.
Sleep on."

This tribute was added by Abayomi Akeremale on 10th July 2016

"Our Prof, we miss you. I heard the announcement of your name in 1971 as a first class mathematical graduate on the radio. You and then Dr Obi were the only first class graduates in Ikale land. I was elated to hear your name announced on the radio. Ever since you have impacted on the lives of many in Nigeria and beyond. You were an international material. I attended your conferment of Fellowship for the Mathematical Society of Nigeria at Minna on the 10th of June 2016 where you admonished us on the values of integrity and honour. I never knew that was the last meeting. May God protect all that you left behind Princess, your wife and the family. I take solace in the words written in Gen 5:28 that mentioned many people that came and died except Enoch who did not and I asked myself Enoch did not do what? Enoch did not die because he walked with the Lord. Good people dont die. Their good works outlive them. Prof Uyi Afuwape does not die. He lives in the memories of men. We must shed this mortal body to attain immortality. Sure o boda.
Chief Barr. Abayomi Akeremale CP (Rtd)"

This tribute was added by Adeniran Olusola on 29th June 2016

"Since I learnt of the passing away of the best teacher I ever had on the 16th June, 2016. I have been at loss thinking of his admonition on the nights of 3rd and 4th May, 2016. I never knew then that those sermons were valedictory. His teachings was not just in the class. Once he found you not to be lazy you are his son. Whenever you are with him he would never be tired of feeding you from his pot of wisdom. I can not tell all that AUA has done for me. Is it his facilitation of my first ever academic trip outside the shores of Nigeria, his harasments to ensure that I complete my doctoral studies on time, his advice to me to marry on time to ensure that my pensions on retirement would not be spent educating children, his constant lectures on how to manage our homes, his advise on how to ensure that our compact pays are managed properly etc. Death you may think that you have triumph but alas have failed woefully. AUA has engraved himself in the hearts of multitudes hence continues to live on. He has only transited to higher glory.
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This is just the tip of the ice berge. Pages of recounting the more than twenty years experience with Teacher Emeritus - Uyi Afuwape is on the way"

This tribute was added by Adeniran Olusola on 29th June 2016

"Since I learnt of the passing away of the best teacher I ever had on the 16th June, 2016. I have been at loss thinking of his admonition on the nights of 3rd and 4th May, 2016. I never knew then that those sermons were valedictory. His teachings was not just in the class. Once he found you not to be lazy you are his son. Whenever you are with him he would never be tired to feed from his pot of wisdom. I can not tell all that AUA has done for me. Is it his facilitation of my first ever academic trip outside the shores of Nigeria, his harasments to ensure that I complete my doctoral studies on time, his advice to me to marry on time to ensure that my pensions on retirement would not be spent educating children, his constant lectures on how to manage our homes, his advise on how to ensure that our compact pays are managed properly etc. Death you may think that you have triumph but alas have failed woefully. AUA has engraved himself in the hearts of multitudes hence continues to live on. He has only transited to higher glory.
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This is just the tip of the ice berge. Pages of recounting the more than twenty of my experience with Teacher Emeritus - Uyi Afuwape is on the way"

This tribute was added by Sam Ronald on 29th June 2016

"He was my colleague ... my friend ... a truly GOOD person ! I will miss him , but he will live on in our memories forever .
Ronald E. Mickens"

This tribute was added by Funmilola Asa on 27th June 2016

"Prof,

You were indeed a father to all. The story of my life and particularly my journey through OAU Ife (and all my siblings that passed through Ife)would never be complete without mentioning your contributions. From your unrelenting help with my admissions, to your fatherly support, raising me when I was broke, advising me on making sure I looked out for my younger siblings amongst others. Some folks could not tell that I was not your biological daughter as a lot of individuals would call me 'Omo Prof'. It's still so hard to believe that you have gone to be with the Lord. I still remember the jokes you used to have with your professor friends back in ife.....with all the "crazy fellow" cracks.......You will be truly missed. Sleep on dear kind-hearted daddy."

This tribute was added by Ikeoluwa Afolabi on 25th June 2016

"Daddy you have gone to rest and we will forever celebrate you sir for a life well lived and the impact you made in people's lives myself included. ...i was never an inlaw but a daughter  you took under your wings and even encouraged so often. it sadens my heart dt we never got to talk well when i last saw you on the dance floor, dancing  at my wedding and soo full of life on the 7th of May, 2016....i can't forget how you came to my husband and i and said "i said i would make it for your wedding and i did" you were a father and a Legend indeed.. we will miss you greatly but rest on the the bossom of the almighty...."

This tribute was added by B. Lawson on 24th June 2016

"Daddy has gone to be with the Lord… still very difficult to believe. I have known him since I was a little girl in primary school with my dear sister, Sade. The trips with him from Ife to Akure as he took us to boarding school were so much fun. He was so gentle, so kind, so loving; he treated me like his own daughter. This is so painful and I am struggling with this…but I trust that he is home with the Lord. Daddy, we miss you so much. We can only rest in the fact that God is in control."

This tribute was added by bodunrin ogunbameru on 22nd June 2016

"I am speechless and devastated of the terrible news.Without any doubt the Ikale have lost a great gem,motivator and a philanthropist
I can  not forget the piece of advice.
I remember the day  i called prof A.U.Afuwape regards a fellow professor want his number from university of Maiduguri. He said "give my number to the professor"He is very open hearted.
Good night uncle,sleep well in Christ till we meet to part no more"

This tribute was added by Matthew Akinyemi on 22nd June 2016

"" A rare meticulous meek Professor"
It didn’t matter whether we met often or not, what mattered is that your advice helped me connect my life’s dots.
It didn’t matter whether we spoke every day or not, what mattered was that you loved me like your child', I'll miss your references any time i request for them. Thank you and rest with the angels of the Lord."

This tribute was added by Adeleke Timothy ADEMOLA on 20th June 2016

"Professor A.U. Afuwape, Barnabas of our time has gone home to rest. Rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Akintunde Akintan on 20th June 2016

"Truly, uncle is a luminous light whose presence, warmth and candor will be sorely missed. A humble man to the core and a bridge to everyone. Goodnight sir"

This tribute was added by Niyi Ogundiran on 20th June 2016

"Though not a long-time contact, yet Prof. Afuwape was a great encouragement to us,' publish or perish, never forget'. RIP."

This tribute was added by Memudu Olatinwo on 20th June 2016

"My great teacher and a mentor is gone. A motivator of several younger staff members has gone. I pray that his soul rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Akin OLOSUNDE on 20th June 2016

"My Prof. I cannot forget your words of encouragements, when I went for an interview at FUNAAB for the position of AL and I was somehow jittery. You told me then that as one of well trained ife product I should go and defeat others because Ife products have never been defeated before in academics interview. This word gave me that audacity to go and get the job as you prophesied academically. Thanks and continue to rest in the bosom of your savior, good night Sir"

This tribute was added by Gbenga Akinbo on 20th June 2016

"Ajanaku sun bi oke!
The "young ones" in the Department of Mathematics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife are still searching for another motivator to fill your vacuum. We have not found one.
May your soul rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by victoria Toyin on 20th June 2016

"Prof losing you to death is a painful thing. You were my mentor, teacher, my daddy. Your brother Eddy(my dad) has not stopped crying. Thank God for a life well spent. Sun re o olofe owon"

This tribute was added by Michael Oluwafemi Afuwape on 19th June 2016

"I found it extremely difficult to believe that Prof Afuwape is gone. A gentle man that does not believe in any negativity. We will forever miss your fatherly advice and words of encouragement. My career as an engineer was encouraged by you. Femi, as you fondly called me, Kawe e o(read your books). You were not just an uncle but a father and a teacher. I know crying will not bring you back to us, but your legacies will forever be remembered. Omo baba Lagbede, Your brother(My father) is still in shock and won't stop crying for your lost. A genius of our time. An hardworking prof who remains one of the best Nigeria has ever produced. Good night sir. Till we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by obisesan olukunle on 19th June 2016

"Daddy,May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. You will be always remembered for whom you are .Miss you sir in Road 7 babinbayo."

This tribute was added by Tosin Fabunmi-Fawibe on 19th June 2016

"There will never be enough words for me to describe who you were! I praise God for the life you lived. You were a father in every sense of the word...the BEST GUARDIAN EVER! I will never forget my days in OAU...the times my dad, your dear friend, would come to visit and your many jokes together. I remember the time you walked with me from your office (white house) to my faculty after I came crying because a lecturer misplaced my script. I remember how happy you were when that case was eventually resolved. You never stopped caring even after I got married and started having children...you would call/skype from time to time. I miss you already! I doubt that these tears will stop flowing any time soon. I look to God for strength...for me, my siblings, my dad (...we just didn't know how to break the news to him. He is having a very difficult time accepting that you're no more with us), your wonderful children, grandchildren and your darling wife. O d'aro Sir."

This tribute was added by Funmi Oyedeji on 18th June 2016

""Baba Ige (Baba Ayonge to my mother) mi tooto:

We missed you already and will miss you always.

Iya Ige, Ige, all Ige aburos, Oko Ige, Ige's Sisters- and Brothers-in-law, Ige's nephews and nieces, please accept our heartfelt condolence on your loss. It is evident that Baba Ige left behind a thousand moments that will live in all your hearts forever. He touched all the lives he could, including mine. (Knowing Iya and Baba Ige had a little, okay make that lot, to do with my family today.  Just say it? They were the match-maker between me and my husband.) So there .......

I am sure you all know at this difficult time, that you are in so many thoughts and prayers. May it be a source of inner strength to know that there's a loving God watching over you all and that, throughout this time of need, He'll stay close by your side, with His arms of love around you and give you rainbows after the storms. Iya Ige, and all of you as a matter of fact, in the quiet moments, when the hurt is hard to bear, may the love of God which transcends all understanding guard your mind in Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:7). May you also find comfort in the memories that are yours to cherish always, and strength in the companionship of those who share your loss.... May God grant his soul eternal rest.""

This tribute was added by Ayaba Shittu on 18th June 2016

"Adieu Daddy, we thank God that you came, you saw and you conquered. You will forever be missed. The fact that you were a very good man is reflected in your children . Olododo ku, sugbon ise re nfohun Sibe. Rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Babatunde Ogundare on 18th June 2016

"Prof., I am still finding it difficult to come to the reality of your departure. The last time we met was in February, when I came in the company of our research group (Research Group in Differential Equations and Applications) of the Department of Mathematics of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, it did not occured to me then that you also will leave so soon after you consoled me on the loss of my Mum. An ICON, Coach, Teacher, Mentor, Supervisor and one of the valuable person of positive influence in my life. You did all you knew then to make me somebody in the Academics. Even when we thought that you are becoming old the giant footprint left in the department and in our then EAGLETS when employed is yet to be filled by anybody after almost a decade of leaving the system. You will always be remembered by us all. We will miss you a lot. ADIEU Professor ANTHONY UYI AFUWAPE. ADIEU the great Supervisor and Coach."

This tribute was added by Adetunji Adeyanju on 18th June 2016

"What a colossal loss!!! Thank God we met physically before  your departure. Your impact in the field of mathematics remains indelible."

This tribute was added by Sola Akinrinade on 18th June 2016

"Truly saddened by the news of the untimely departure of Professor Uyi Afuwape to the life beyond. First met him in 1976, me then a young man waiting to enter the University. Can never forget the charming and engaging character that he was. A great encourager who challenged us all to rise above limitations and be the best possible. A true family man by every standard and one who strived to give them the best. Our thoughts are with the family, the incomparably gentle Mama Shade (Iya Ige to my big Sister), and the children. Would be forever missed. Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Doyin Adeoba on 18th June 2016

"Words fail me. Words, truly fail me. But, am comforted by the exemplary life you lived. Thank you for everything. Above all, your selflessness and humility, are virtues worthy of emulation for we young ones, you left behind. I choose not to mourn, but celebrate the good life you lived. Adieu"

This tribute was added by Micah Osilike on 18th June 2016

"Astute great Mathematician, team player, motivator, Evangelist, I received the news of your sudden departure to eternal glory with great shock and sadness.  We were all together on 4th May, 2016 at Federal University of Technology, Minna Nigeria where you were inducted into the Fellow of the Nigerian Mathematical Society, a Society you served diligently in many capacities and made invaluable contributions. You were as usual invited as a guest speaker, and a part from your lecture, you also delivered a wonderful motivational admonition to the Annual Conference Participants. Little did we know that it was an eternal farewell to a Society you cherished so much.
With gratitude to God and trust in His unfailing love, I implore your wonderful family to please accept my sincere condolences.
May the Almighty God grant the wife;  loving children; and the entire family; in-laws; friends and well-wishers the fortitude to bear the loss.  May his gentle soul rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Temitope Adeyeye Adedeji-Onayade on 18th June 2016

"Daddy!  A well respected teacher and wonderful father,  very inspirational to us all in many ways. You came, saw and conquered.
Earthly loss heavenly gain.  You will forever be greatly missed.  May your soul rest in perfect peace. Adieu Prof Anthony Uyi Afuwape."

This tribute was added by Mewomo Oluwatosin on 18th June 2016

"Oh, Oh, Oh, I opened my facebook page just now to see that my academic father and mentor has gone. I never though this will be so soon. About two months ago, he mailed me to get an article for him which he needed for his ongoing research work. Time will fail me to count and mention the contribution, encouragement and investment of Prof. Afuwape to my career, family and financial life. From the time I was doing my M.Sc at OAU when I will always travel with him in his car from Ife to Abeokuta, to when we were together at ICTP Trieste in 2003, to several recommendation letters that he wrote for me for fellowships, including the one that fetched me my present appointment abroad. As a father, Prof. did not only discuss academic issues with me, he discusses financial issues (it was when I was with him in Italy that he challenge and introduce me to start investing in shares and my first OANDO shares was as a result of his advise). After my relocation abroad, Prof will chat with me, advise me to take good care of my family and counsel me from time to time on several personal and family matters. Prof. Afuwape, I thank God for your life well spent and pray that God will give your family the grace to bear and stand by them and comfort them in this critical time of life. ONLY REMEMBERED BY WHAT WE HAVE DONE."

This tribute was added by Banke Olatidoye Adigun on 18th June 2016

"Little did i ķnow that seeing you last month would be the last time. I have been hearing your name right from my childhood because you played a great role in the life of my mum. The aura of a loving father radiated out of you every time. You will forever be missed. May your soul rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Olubunmi Ogunyanwo on 18th June 2016

"I was stunned to hear of your passing. You were a great father and a great teacher to many. The world has indeed lost a gem.
Your children have promised to look after your wife that you left behind, but we promise to support your children too. Rest in peace Sir."

This tribute was added by Taiwo Akinseloyin on 18th June 2016

"Adieu Prof. A good man. Truly a father to many. You brought me into OAU and you didn't stop there. You encouraged me to gun for the best and am better for it today. I worked hard to get good grades in my first year simply because of your advice and encouragement. I remember sharing my first sets of As with you and you motivated me to do more. I never came across any Ikale student who spoke ill of you while on campus even though many didn't know I have family relationship with you. You were loved by many. I am sure your values and legacies live on. Rest in Peace Sir."

This tribute was added by Opesh Opeyemi Ayadi on 18th June 2016

"Proff, my big uncle. I will forever remember your words of encouragements and advice anytime I was with you and every time we spoke on the telephone. It will definitely take me a long time before I could come to the reality of your exit from this world.  The memories are still  fresh. Never knew you were going to leave us so soon. You were ever ready to support anyone who came acrosss you and won't let go until the person fulfill his/ her dream. Iam so happy to have had you as my uncle. Remembering you every time. Adieu"

This tribute was added by Tolu Fabunmi on 18th June 2016

"A day before my sister from another parents called me " daddy is ill and in ICU o, please pray for us" I just went on the internet glancing through mathematical papers Daddy wrote and was going through his impressive resume.
I spoke with him last the day he was leaving Nigeria back to Columbia and the usual...Tolu bawo ni o, jowo ma shora ni ibi ti o wa yen o, olorun a ma sho e o. O de kin pe me mo o, kilo sele, Daddy, I am sorry I will call more frequently when you get back to Medellin.
I told him Daddy, I need to plan to visit in Medellin, but unfortunately I wont make the trip anymore.
I never felt my biological father was not around in ife with me. I could get to Prof's house/office/HOD's Office at anytime without notice. T-Tom junior bawoni? Usual greeting while I was in ife. I was in his office once and I made a statement "Nigeria is the only country where there is no law on profit making" Daddy agreed with my theory and immediately wrote it on his white board- that statement was on his board till i left ife.
I remembered daddy did all possible to make sure I never got into any "BIG TROUBLE IN IFE" and whenever I got naughty, I did not need to call T-Tom to come bail me out, Prof was there for me to run to. I have always been daddy's personal P.A anytime he came around for any social engagements. He felt bad anytime he was around for any socials and I was avoidably absent. I am still in denial because I am yet to get a clear log of events. Breaking the news to T-Tom was horror, I had to send 2 elderly people to break it to him and we learnt we broke down like a baby. Daddy, you came, your fought the good fight and you transcended a victor! To my siblings from another parents...God will give us the fortitude to bear this loss. Daddy lives on in our minds!"

This tribute was added by Adegbenjo Adewale on 18th June 2016

"Daddy, even though we never talked one on one, the aura of a loving father radiated out of you anytime I saw you at the white house foyer in OAU. You were a loving father indeed, we see that in your children, we will forever miss you, rest in peace our dear teacher and father."

This tribute was added by Yinka B-a on 18th June 2016

"He was a kind hearted man who blessed us during our passage through the White House. He took a personal interest in everyone and spoke to us as individuals, remembering us years after we were done with his course. A fine gentleman and father."

This tribute was added by Boladale Mapayi on 18th June 2016

"A greaat teacher and father. Rest in peace daddy Afuwape."

This tribute was added by Onome Kunle-Oyedokun on 18th June 2016

"Daddy, you left us when we yearned to have you around for longer but I personally thank God for the great and impactful life you lived. I feel really bad that I never got the rare privilege and opportunity to meet you in person but I can gladly tell you that your legacy has gone far and wide even before you passed on. Having a big sister in Sis. Sade and reading through the tributes others wrote about you, I would love to let you know that your values and love for not settling for anything less than the best has been passed down to me while you were still very much alive by your dearest daughter, Sis. Sade. Just as I read about you, no excuse is good enough not to add something to your CV in terms of developing yourself. I pray God will console, strengthen and uphold mummy, your lovely children and grandchildren. You are greatly missed sir. Good night daddy. Adieu sir. May you beautiful, loving and pleasant soul rest in perfect peace, Amen"

This tribute was added by Femi Afolabi-Brown on 18th June 2016

"So sad you left us. But God is glad to receive you. I can never forget your ever smiling face as a child. At a point I wished my own dad smiled like you. I didn't know your profession just like I didn't know my father's because I was so young. You came across as some kind of Benny Hill or some toy maker with loads of toys and fun for his children. RIP, Sir."

This tribute was added by Ademola Aremu on 18th June 2016

"Great man indeed;may his wonderful soul rest in peace.The good Lord will console the family and friends left behind."

This tribute was added by Akintan Akinyemi on 17th June 2016

"Indeed a Great one is gone. Your Death came to us a rude shock I remembered the last time we met at Okitipupa December, 2015 you are very happy about my progress academically especially at the PostGraduate level, you adviced that I should not rest until I bag my Doctorate Degree. Prof Afuwape, we'll all miss you but God knows the best. Continue to Rest in the bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ,till we meet to part no more.Adieu."

This tribute was added by Akintan Akinyemi on 17th June 2016

"Indeed a Great one is gone. Your Death came to us a rude shock I remembered the last time we met at Okitipupa December, 2015 you are very happy about my progress academically especially at the PostGraduate level, you adviced that I should not rest until I bag my Doctorate Degree. Prof Afuwape, we'll all miss you but God knows the best. Continue to Rest in the bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ,till we meet to part no more.Adieu."

This tribute was added by 'Kale Oyedeji on 17th June 2016

"He will for ever remain fresh in my mind. I have lost a true friend"

This tribute was added by Olubunmi Lawal on 17th June 2016

"Our loss is heaven's gain.  
Your live was impacful.
The great Comforter will comfort your loved ones.
Rest in perfect peace Prof.
Adieu."

This tribute was added by Jacob Omodara on 17th June 2016

"Earth has one gentle soul less and Heaven one angel more. Rest in the bosom of the Lord."

This tribute was added by Omolola Oke on 17th June 2016

"God bless u even in heaven as u join d saints. Your gentleness gushes out sooo much it calms every nerves around u. You will greatly b missed by your loved ones. Adieu grandpa Afuwape."

This tribute was added by Ololade Obilade-Oyebanji on 17th June 2016

"Daddy Afuwape has gone home to rest. He was such a jovial man,one of my dad's good friends,colleague and birthday mate. We thank God for the time you spent here on earth. Your legacy lives on. Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by sade afuwape-ogundare on 17th June 2016

"A father of all fathers! A legend indeed! You thought of everyone, your children came first, even in death.
You taught us everything we know and are today. We are eternally grateful.
Your love to your wife is indescribable- totally unconditional. You were simply SELFLESS.
You embraced what you loved with the whole of your heart, MATHEMATICS: even till death, you were calculating! Baba Olomoyindoyindo, we miss you!
Baba Ayounge, Daddy Seun, Daddy Fatmama, Daddy Lolo, Daddy Kolade,Baba Kemi, Daddy June, can we ever forget you?


You impacted lives: your students who are great nations today remember you : Prof Solarin,Adeniran,Adesina,Adeyemi,Ajadi and many more.

You surrounded yourself with people, you loved people.
Simple man, yet principled.
You laughed and loved peace.

We your children thank you for the legacy you left behind.
You lived a worthy life and above all, you loved and knew God.

We can't wait till we meet to part no more: when we can play "Ayo" with you again. When we can crack jokes and "fabu" again.

Your sons-in-law and daughters-in-law miss you, you took them as your children.

Your grandchildren don't understand what is happening- it will take a while. You wanted us to give them the best and we promise that all your wishes will be fulfilled.

Your brothers and sisters can't believe it , your best friends are speechless.

Sun re o. Do not forget your darling Ruth, she misses you but we will take good care of her just as you wanted.  I promise you that.

We love you, we thank you, we celebrate you.

You came, you fought, you conquered !

AJANAKU GIDI!"


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